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Balloon ocean crossing abandoned

An adventurer appears to have been forced to abandon his attempt to become the first person to cross the Atlantic using helium balloons. Jonathan Trappe was forced to land after a technical fault.

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Technical fault scuppers Atlantic balloon crossing

It appears Jonathan Trappe's Atlantic balloon crossing has been halted after the adventurer was forced to land after a technical fault.

Jonathan Trappe photographed after crossing the English Channel in his aircraft in 2010. Credit: Press Association

A representative from Barcroft TV said Jonathan was safe but it looked as though his bid to travel across the Atlantic, using 370 balloons filled with helium, will not continue.

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